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Extreme fire weather days in Australia have doubled

Extreme fire weather days in Australia have doubled, yet according to new research from an international team of scientists, including the CSIRO, extreme fire weather days have increased in Australia by 56 per cent over the last four decades.

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Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

Stone & Wood are opening the gates to their Murwillumbah brewery with the return of their ‘Murbah Open Day’,...

Koori Mail wins NAIDOC Week award

Local media outlet and responder to the February and March floods, the Koori Mail was honoured at the annual National NAIDOC Week Awards held on Narrm Country on Saturday evening.

After two-year delay Byron Shire gets to host the NSW junior golf championships

For the first time in almost 20 years, the NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age Championships are being...

Destruction of Brunswick Heads mahogany

The foulest crime against the planet was committed secretly in the heart of Brunswick Heads during the pandemic lockdown....

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Tenth Nannaversary of those mischievous knitters

Would you believe it, petals, it's been 10 years since the guerilla espionage not-so-sweet little ladies now known as the Knitting Nannas started their ruthless needling of CSG miner Metgasco.

Congratulations must go to Justine Elliott for being re-elected as our member for Richmond and being promoted to assistant Minister for Social Services and Family Violence in the newly elected Labor government. She also received more primary votes than any other candidate in a very hotly contested election. 

Congratulations to the whole Labor team who worked tirelessly to ensure Richmond voters did not waste their votes on candidates with populist undeliverable policies, and will continue to have an experienced, progressive hardworking federal MP. An MP who will actually be in government and enact achievable, sensible climate change policy.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Yes agree Keith .. Justine certainly deserved her 👏
    win.. nuclear power will keep the lights on ..
    Well done Justine ..

  2. Takes 20 years at least to build a nuclear power station and who is going to volunteer to have it in their electorate, the NATs? , no all talk but head in the sand. We don’t need it, and don’t bring up the small modular reactors which don’t exist.I’m sure Justine, along with the rest of the government are thanking the previous Tory government for their action on doing nothing about anything, especially the trillion dollar debt.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 6 July, 2022

Now showing at HOTA (Home of the Arts), Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada, that welcomed them all.

Developer fees and charges cut

Council fees for construction and development in Byron were the equivalent of paying $160 for a coffee, making it ‘entirely unviable’ to invest here, industry representatives told the Council last week.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: To Hall and Back

There is something magical about a country hall. These small wooden buildings dot the landscape. They have a frugal modesty and an old fashioned generosity. If they had names they’d be called Thelma or Rose or Alan. They’re a pungent olfactory mix of last week’s wedding enmeshed with yesterday’s committee meeting. Curry and Jatz, tea and beer, tears and laughter.

NSW Farmers: post-flood job losses are devastating

People need jobs if an area is to survive and many businesses have been crippled when successive major floods devastated the region earlier this year.